Ice-T explains why he’s been keeping quiet about Kanye West lately

Ice-T is not usually one to hold his tongue, but he has explained why he has kept quiet Kanye West and his recent anti-Semitic tirades.

In an interview with AllHipHop, Ice-T said he is tired of people coming out and trying to slander Ye and air their own views and that he prefers to keep his perspectives private.

“I don’t really have an opinion and I don’t want to be somebody that tries to slander anybody,” Ice-T said. “It’s not flying. Right now people just want to come out and say shit. I mean, whatever my stance is, I like to keep it private. It’s not gangster to come out and talk about someone like that.”

He continued: “If you want to use Kanye and do a lot of things I wouldn’t do. Say a lot of things I wouldn’t say, but at the end of the day you have freedom of speech. You just have to be careful what you say. So when you say something, you have to be prepared for the consequences of what you say, and apparently he is.”

He went on to explain that freedom of speech means that people must be ready to back up their points when criticism arises. “Don’t say anything you don’t mean,” Ice-T said. “If you don’t mean it, you won’t be ready to back up that crap when they ask you about it. So don’t just say something radical just to get likes.

“When they corner you, if they say, ‘Well, Ice-T, why are you calling them a bitch?’ I’d say because she was a bitch and I’ll tell you why.”

Ice-T’s comments come as rappers and brands continue to distance themselves from the Yeezy mogul following a series of problematic comments made about Jews, George Floyd and white supremacy on Fox News, Drink Champs and other businesses.

Yes aapologized for his “hurtful” comments in October’s sit-down with Piers Morgan, but in the weeks that followed, adidas, balenciaga, Chase Bank and even Def Jam have all cut ties with the rap star. Most recently, the company behind Stem Player used to publish Donna 2 also terminated his relationship with Ye, narrator Los Angeles Times it has already released new “Ye-free” devices.

Ice-T told AllHipHop in general, people should refrain from posting their thoughts on the Internet, especially if it involves illegal activities. “If you’re breaking the law, stay the hell off the internet,” Ice said in closing.

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In a separate interview with HipHopDX, Ice-T said he has been busy focusing on music lately and confirmed that a new album is on the way.

“I was just in the studio with Kool Keith last week,” he said DX. “I am working on it Black Elvis album. I did two songs on it. I just worked on Bishop Lamont’s album, I’m on that. As far as actually making an album myself, I just need to get into the right space and the right vibe. It’s a project. And I’ve done a lot of singles, just dropped them digitally. Body Count is in the studio as we speak.”

He added: “Making music is different than people think. You can sit and not write a rap and then you could go in and write an album in two days if you’re inspired. It happens. Now that I have the studio, and I’ll be in there with other artists listening to beats and stuff, I’ll probably accumulate an album’s worth of music.”

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